Health and PE Week: This week we are celebrating Health and PE Week. Students today had an opportunity as a class to do some classroom exercise. Earlier this week, students took part in Project ACES and in PE classes, students are having a jog-a-thon. Tomorrow, students can wear a sports/healthy message t-shirt or hat
Earth Week: Next week, Sowams School celebrates the Earth. Our theme this year is #RethinkPlastics. There are various activities scheduled for each day next week including Max Man from the RI Recycling Center, Walk to School Day (see notice below for information about this), flower planting, and more. Below is an attachment with the week’s activities and a link to assist classes with flower planting on Wednesday.
PTO Science Night: Join the PTO with Professor Gizmo on Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00-7:00. This is a fun, free, family event.
Paw Sox Game: It’s not too late to purchase tickets to an upcoming Sowams Night at the Pawtucket Red Sox. The game is scheduled for Saturday, June 9. Tickets are $8.00 per person. Information is below including the registration form. Ticket purchases are due on May 24.
Third Grade Testing: On May 16 and 17, our third graders will continue the state assessment. The math assessments will begin at 8:30 on these two mornings.
Anxiety Presentation: The Barrington PTOs are sponsoring Lyn Lyons. Lyn will be discussing anxiety and the impact this has on children with anxiety. This event is taking place at Barrington High School on May 16 at 7:00 pm.
Sowams Sings! Save the date. Our school-wide concert will take place on June 5 at 10:45. This is an outdoor event. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside; however, it will be standing room only. Chairs will not be set up for people to sit.
Community Notices: Attached below is a community notice about an upcoming sponsored by the Barrington Preservation Society. Notices like these can be found on the district’s community site here.
Other Bits of Information
School Safety: At this past Monday’s PTO meeting, Superintendent of School, Mr. Michael Messore, along with four members of the Barrington Police Department. They spoke about precautions we have in our buildings already, future security features, and training our faculty/staff have received. Some of you may have some questions that may not have been answered. Questions can be submitted here and a FAQ will be created by the district to respond to questions. (Please do not expect an individual response. Once the FAQ is available, that will be shared with you.)
Ticks: Just a reminder, we are expected to see an increase of ticks in our state. Please make sure you are checking your children for ticks. If a student is found with a tick on him/her while at school, Mrs. Flores, our school nurse teacher, removes the tick and informs the parent. If you have questions about the differences between dog ticks and deer ticks, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Flores by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 401.247.3180.